Day: December 8, 2008

Secret Weapon Heads Grand Prix Vote

Voting has closed for the season ending Grand Prix race which will be run at Seoul Race Park on Sunday December 21. The field for the race, one of the few big races of the year to allow overseas bred horses, is decided by an open vote of racing fans. This year a total of 5310 votes were cast and it was the five year old Secret Weapon who came out top winning 19.5% of the vote, just ahead of Dongbanui Gangja on 19.4%. Others in the top fourteen include Vicar Love as well as last year’s winner Bally Brae and President’s Cup winner Myeongmun Gamun.

Fillies and mares are well represented with Baekpa, Top Point, Fly Queen and Galsaem all gaining entry. In total, six domestic bred and eight overseas bred horses made the cut. We’ll have a full preview once the line up has been confirmed but for now, the top fourteen in the voting was as follows:

Grand Prix (G1) – Seoul Race Park – 2300M – Dec 21, 2008
(Name/Sex/Age/Record/Votes):
1. Secret Weapon (KOR) – H 5 (28/16/6) – 19.5%
2. Dongbanui Gangja (USA) – C 3 (13/6/4) – 19.4%
3. Vicar Love (USA) – C 3 (10/7/1) – 17.9%
4. Bally Brae (USA) – G 6 (24/13/7) – 15.6%
5. Myeongmun Gamun (KOR) – G 7 (28/16/3) – 8.8%
6. Baekpa (KOR) – F 4 (20/8/4) – 5.0%
7. Top Point (KOR) – F 4 (16/10/1) – 4.4%
8. Fly Queen (USA) – M 5 (28/7/5) – 2.8%
9. Galsaem (KOR) – M 6 (35/17/9) – 2.0%
10. Seungyu Sinhwa (USA) – H 6 (31/12/3) – 1.3%
11. Obaek Yechan (AUS) – G 5 (27/5/5) – 1.2%
12. Noubeau Riche (USA) – G 4 (11/6/0) – 0.9%
13. Bandoui Byeol (KOR) – G 5 (25/6/3) – 0.6%
14. Seongpacheonha (AUS) – G 4 (17/4/2) – 0.5%

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